Prepare for a full day of creativity, maker activities, and scientific experiments that will inspire a wonder in science for all ages! The 3rd Annual Virginia Tech Maker Festival is free for the whole family. It will take place on October 28, 2017 from 10AM – 4PM at the Northern Virginia Center.
Learn how to bring your character to life through photographs!
Join Ashley Loth of Sound Snap Photography and iCosplay Magazine with cosplay model Jillian Ryan as they teach you how pose your model, set your storyline, and bring your cosplay to life!
This event is designed for adults and mature high schoolers.
RSVP on Library site for an event reminder; attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Join the DC Area Yoga community for a full day of yoga and wellness workshops and marketplace. Experience new styles of yoga and teachers all in one place. We’re so excited to bring together some of the best teachers the DC area has to offer! This year’s lineup includes: Mimi Rieger, Hari-kirtana Dasa, HawaH, Marni Sclaroff, Ariele Foster (Sacred Source Yoga), Yael Flusberg, Dawn A. Curtis (East Meets West Yoga Center), Sarah Plummer Taylor (Semper Sarah), Hugh Byrne, Jarrick Browner (The Floating Yogi), Lisa Martinez, and Karen Andujar (The Warrior Within Yoga).
Early bird registration ends on September 14th!
A panel of Arlingtonians will discuss their perspectives on Arlington’s efforts to desegregate since the 1950s. Arlington took a big step to desegregate its schools by allowing the first four students to attend a white junior high school in 1959 but much was left to be done. How did it feel for black students to not be allowed to participate in extracurricular school activities? How did Arlington handle busing in the 1970s? What was the impact on the community and students? Panel participants will include students, parents, and school administrators from the African-American community who were involved in and impacted by the ongoing transition from segregation to the court-mandated integration of Arlington public schools. Join us for a unique discussion on Arlington’s road to desegregation.
The program will begin at 7:00 pm at Marymount University in the Reinsch Library auditorium (2807 N. Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22207). The program is free and open to the public. For additional AHS information, please contact 703- 892-4204or visit www.arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org.
For those who drive: Marymount University provides free parking. Attendees should enter at the library gate on 26th Street, North and park in the White garage to the left at the bottom of the incline.
Attendees can also enter the main entrance gate (located at N. Glebe Road and Old Dominion Drive) and park in the main lot in front of The Lodge. The Security Station at the main entrance can help direct where to park.
Handicap parking is available at the 26th street entrance to the library.
For those who take public transit: A free shuttle bus provided by Marymount University is available from the Ballston-MU Metro Station (Orange and Silver lines). The University is also accessible via Metro bus routes 23A and 23T; exit at the N. Glebe Road and Old Dominion Drive stop.
Arlington History Bike Tour
Bike for up to 23 miles at a leisurely pace on an all-day circuit tour through Arlington streets and trails, stopping often at historically notable points, including Clarendon, Lyon Park, Fort Myer, and the Abingdon Plantation Historical Site. Cycle on the Mount Vernon, Four Mile Run and W&OD Trails.
Meet at 9:00 a.m, at the Ballston Metro Station (top of escalators)
Bring lunch and water.
Wear bike helmet and carry identification (required to enter Fort Myer).
Sponsored by the Center Hiking Club.
Cost: $2 for nonmembers.
Reservations are not necessary.
Contact: Bernie Berne
Phone: (703) 243-0179
E-mail: [email protected]
Don Tito’s invites you to our Solar Eclipse Viewing Party. Come view the eclipse from our rooftop and have some eclipse inspired refreshments and taco specials. Glasses will be provided with FREE Eventbrite RSVP.
On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. The last time a total eclipse crossed the United States from sea to sea was June 8, 1918.
WHEN: Monday, August 21, 2017.
WHERE: DON TITOS – 3165 Wilson Ave, Arlington VA, 22201
TIME: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Eclipse viewing Begins – 1:21 pm Maximum – 2:47 pm Ends – 4:06 pm)
RSVP: Eventbrite ONLY
SAFETY: Protective ISO-12312-2 glasses will be provided with Eventbrite FREE Reservation.
The 2017 eclipse in either total or partial phase will be seen by over 500 million people. In the U.S., millions will gather along a tiny ribbon less than 100 miles wide to see totality, the complete blocking out of the sun by the Moon which will reveal the solar corona. The rest of entire country will be able to see a partial eclipse. This is truly a historic event and a wonderful opportunity to view one of natures stunning displays.
Fitbits, iPhones, Android, Pedometers…
What do you use to track your steps and fitness goals? The Library, Walk Arlington, and the 55+ programs bring together great resources for you to help track your fitness.
Bring your lunch, and learn about MapMyWalk and more!
Registration required. To register call 703-228-4756 or email: [email protected]
What to Know Before You File for Benefits
Join Virginia Cooperative Extension at the Connection: Crystal City Library to learn:
Factors to consider when deciding to apply for benefits
Why you should always check your earnings record for accuracy
How to estimate your benefits
How to coordinate benefits with your spouse
Tax issues on Social Security benefits
This program is design for those who haven’t claimed Social Security benefits yet.
Registration required on the VCE website.
Learn to create, edit, modify, save, and print text documents.
Prerequisites: Basic PC skills.
RSVP to receive an event reminder: http://arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/3377122
Attendance at this event is first come, first served. Please come to the Computer Help Desk to reserve a seat 30 minutes before class start time.
Stories about Coloring and Strong Characters
Kids in Kindergarten – Grade 5 are invited to hear stories full of strong and inspiring characters, followed by a coloring party.
We’ll also be joined by Alejandra, author of the coloring book, “Color with Luna.”
“Luna is every young girl full of potential and endless possibilities and her friends are of all races, backgrounds, and abilities.The coloring book is a creative learning tool that helps build your child’s self-esteem and create a healthy self-identity.”
Join us for the Summer Restaurant week 2017
Where @ Osteria Da Nino
Date = August 14 to 20,2017
Cost = Lunch & Brunch $ 22 ( three course)
Cost = Dinner $ 35 ( three course)
Please make reservation
Guest can catch views of the Eclipse on the Roof Top Tiki Bar at Whitlow’s.
We will have a limited number of Eclipse glasses available and will offer 1/2 Price Burgers.
Roof Top opens at noon
Who has the best chili in Arlington? Join former Congressman Tom Perriello on Labor Day to answer this and other “burning” questions!
The Arlington Democrats are calling on chefs to bring forth the best Democratic chili from all around Arlington. Come hungry to this family-friendly event, which will feature remarks from Tom Perriello, local candidates, live music, and more!
Vote on your favorite chili and support our Democratic candidates at this general election fundraiser. Tickets start at $40, with discounts for Young Democrats and members of the Arlington Dems’ Roosevelt Society. You also have the option to purchase a “Gold Card,” which entitles holders to attend three great general election events. To learn more and purchase tickets, please go to www.arlingtondemocrats.org/goldcard.
If you would like to submit a chili entry, please complete the Google form here by Friday, August 25: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxo5tKF6VaEf2XB8c774LPeKq5uvpOgKlZ4ZO-yZcl1AAn6w/viewform.
If you would like to volunteer to help on the day of the event, please complete the Google form here by Friday, August 25: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSerxh66USdhYd97dWlnEQAUhEzqEdg3S_dvP8S1INCYXstzVA/viewform.
Join the Northern Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children (NVAEYC) and Arlington Public Library for a water play party to celebrate the joy of pouring, dripping, splashing, painting and exploring water in the hot summer!
This is a FREE event for toddlers and preschool aged children to experience the fun of water play. Parental supervision is required. This event will take place outdoors, so sunscreen and swimsuits recommended! In the event of inclement weather this event will be cancelled.
Free and open all! $5 Suggested donations. This documentary captures the story of 2016’s Native-led defiance of the Dakota Access Pipeline. This film is a collaboration between Indigenous filmmakers, director Myron Dewey, executive producer Doug Good Feather, and environmental Oscar-nominated filmmakers Josh Fox and James Spione. Followed by panel discussion and Q&A. Hosted by Our Revolution Arlington and ARL ReInvest.